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Auburn employees allege discrimination

Updated: March 24, 2011, 7:11 PM ET
Associated Press

MONTGOMERY, Ala. -- Nine workers in the Auburn University athletic department who were laid off or reassigned have filed a federal lawsuit accusing the school of racial discrimination.

The lawsuit against the university was filed Thursday in U.S. District Court. Five of the former custodial workers were laid off last May and four others were moved to other departments during a reorganization after Auburn moved from Beard-Eaves Coliseum to the smaller new Auburn Arena.

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